Helping health and social service professionals work in partnership with caregivers and achieve better outcomes What is important to individuals or key elements of a personal approach to outcomes applies regardless of whether they are working with people who use services, unpaid caregivers or families. However, the results for facilitators are somewhat different and specific considerations arise when working with young and adult facilitators. Understanding and demonstrating how care organisations contribute to personal outcomes Equal Partners in Care (EPiC) is a joint project between the SSSC and NHS Education for Scotland, to ensure that health and social security staff are aware of nurses and can work with carers as partners. EPiC has been updated to reflect the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016. Research conducted in Midlothian on outcome-based assessment of carers also highlighted the value of maintenance, as well as the need for a strong policy direction, and makes important recommendations for practice. A guardian is someone who offers unpaid help to a family member or friend. You can take care of an elderly person who is disabled, has a long-term illness, has mental health problems, or suffers from alcohol or drug abuse. Animators can be at any age, from children to the elderly and from any community and culture. Some caregivers may be disabled or need care themselves. Vocal (Voice of the Carers Across Lothian) began thinking a few years ago about what “results” mean for unpaid tutors. VOCAL was one of the 8 partner organisations participating in the Meaningful and Measurable project. Its final report shares lessons learned from the evolution of the approach to interaction, recording and the use of outcome information.
Care organisations play an important role in helping unpaid carers, but it is difficult to prove their impact, as the work they do is preventive. To support the Reshaping Care for Older People agenda, the Stitch in Time program worked with eleven care organizations to identify and develop their assessment approach, including the development of a care-specific logic model. . . .